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Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

Colombian-born Ximena Garnica and Japan native Shige Moriya are a multidisciplinary duo and the artistic co-directors of the Brooklyn-based LEIMAY Ensemble. Since 2000, they have been creating collaborative works ranging from sculptural, video, light and mixed-media installation art, to contemporary performances, publications, and research projects. Their performative work with the LEIMAY Ensemble is rooted in LUDUS, an original practice developed at the ensemble’s year-long studio sessions, rooted in high physicality and meditative stillness.

Garnica and Moriya’s works with the LEIMAY Ensemble have been presented at leading performing arts venues such as BAM Fisher, HERE, The Brooklyn Museum, Japan Society, The New Museum in New York City; Robert Wilson’s The Watermill Center; The Asian Museum of San Francisco, and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, among many other institutions in the US and abroad.

For more information, visit LEIMAY.org.

Bodies on the Edge
Essay

Bodies on the Edge

Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya’s Becoming Pentalogy

20 October 2017

Multidisciplinary artist and cultural producer Ivan Talijancic interviews New York based duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya about LEIMAY ensemble, their recent production Frantic Beauty, and the creation process for their five-part Becoming series.